Sunday, April 19, 2020

Carmichael: choosing the best for us

Sunday, April 19, 2020
    Commemoration of Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1012
    And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.
    —Ephesians 1:13-14 (NIV)
    “I am learning never to be disappointed, but to praise,” Arnot of Central Africa wrote in his journal long ago... I think it must hurt the tender love of our Father when we press for reasons for His dealings with us, as though He were not Love, as though not He but another chose our inheritance for us, and as though what He chose to allow could be less than the very best and dearest that Love Eternal had to give.
    ... Amy Carmichael (1867-1951), Rose from Brier [1933], London: SPCK, 1950, p. 116 (see the book)
    See also Eph. 1:11-14; Matt. 6:31-34; Rom. 8:28; Phil. 4:11; Tit. 3:4-7; 1 Tim. 6:6-9; Heb. 13:5-6
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant me the mind of Christ, Who does not doubt or waver.
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